Okay I’m going to be totally honest. The last 1.5 weeks or so have totally sucked.
Work and related stuff has been very stressful, and it’s kind of spanned out into other areas of my life—stress, not getting enough sleep, being too tired to work out, being stressed about not working out, emotional eating, weight gain, more stress—ew. I’ve just been really busy and not feeling good, with a perpetual headache, and fruit flies have invaded my apartment. I am not in a great place.
But with that being said, not all is bleak! Though I may not be at my happiest, there have been several bright spots in my life lately. I want to take a moment to point out some of these happy things that have kept me going during the last few days.
I got one! I got one! I got one! **jumps up and down** I had wanted to get one of these and I finally ponied up the $136 (up from $128 the last day that I had checked… boo) and after waiting for Super Saver Shipping (thanks, Amazon) and yesterday IT CAME!
Pathetically, I haven’t used it yet (and it’s been more than 24 hours!!!) but I had plans I couldn’t break yesterday after work and today I came home intending to take it out for a spin but… I’d forgotten to charge it! #fail. Probably for the best though, as I had a massive headache and instead took a nice hour walk through the Sunset district, which was what I needed. Tomorrow morning though… it’s on!
2. STAND UP DESK!!!
I’m one of those weird healthy people at work sometimes. (The other times I’m making a half dozen trips to the kitchen in one hour for a handful of Stacy’s Pita Chips, all the while convincing myself that the calories don’t count if it’s just a handful of chips…) Anyways, I’ve been REALLY hating sitting down all day. Having gained several pounds since I started, my adult (and sedentary) job, I’ve just felt lethargic and like my butt is molding to the chair. No more! Now I can work standing up half the day. I am very excited about this and I already feel my back getting stronger (slouch much??) though after day one I could have SWORN I was hungrier. Ha. Next goal is to buy a BOSU ball to stand on while working at my standup desk. That would be winning.
(My desktop background is Big Sur. Bonus bright spot—BSIM 2012!)
3. FREE ICE CREAM AND NEW BOOKS!!!
I got a coupon in the mail for a FREE pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream today! That’ll brighten all but the darkest of days. The only problem is deciding what flavor!
I also have three books to read: Eating Animals (trying to figure out my stance on meat-eating once and for all since my “I’m not sure if I should be a vegetarian” post…), The Male Brain (dating in the mid-2os decoded, yo) and Born to Run (yay!).
4. BLOGGER MEET UP!!!
I am trying to get the ball rolling for a big bay area blogger meetup in late August or early September. There are so many bloggers out here and I’ve only met a fraction of them and I would be really excited to help put something together to meet new friends! I already found out about some new bloggers today on Twitter so that is really awesome and I look forward to it! If you or someone you know is in the SF bay area, leave a comment or pass the word along!
5. WORLD RECORD MARATHON TIME!!!
I tweeted this already but here’s a laugh for you. I changed from the half to the full for the SF Marathon, and I got my bib confirmation # email today, and it turned out my expected finish time had stayed the same. I am predicted, via this email, to run a 2:00 marathon. It’s ridiculous and obviously impossible but I giggled. I’m beyond happy with a 2:00 HALF! Hence that being my original goal. World record here I come!
6. I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES CANDY CORN?
Okay, it’s like, top 5 favorite foods. So many people hate it. Today on my walk, I wandered into a drugstore that had an ENTIRE DISPLAY of candy corn. Not only the classics, but also the caramel, and CARAMEL APPLE candy corn (never heard of it… going back to buy some) and autumn mix (can I get a what what for mellowcreme pumpkins?) I don’t care if this stuff has been sitting there since October—it would still taste the same—it just made me happy to see it. And to plan to go back and buy some.
I’m in a better mood already just writing about these. Now it’s back to work, but at least I can try to focus on a few of the positives. Have a great night everybody!
Have you had any “bright spots” in your life recently?